GALLERY B EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Schedule


Crossroads: Four Artists
December 3-27
Gallery hours: Wed. - Saturday., 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, December 12, 6-9pm

December's exhibition will 
feature artists Jeffery Cooper, Rebecca Hirsh, Sally Levie and Philippe Mougne.

Jeffery Cooper worked as a mathematician for 40 years before creating sculpture, but he does not attempt to use mathematically generated curves and shapes in his sculpture. Nevertheless, the mathematical experience informs his work in an indirect fashion. His sculptures are made to attract the eye and invite the viewer to look at details. The sculptures have associations beyond those of the physical object, but do not need extensive explanation. His work has been shown in local galleries and juried shows.

Rebecca Hirsh’s work has been shown in the Washington, D.C. area at several local galleries and businesses. She has also illustrated books, including The Mother’s Almanac by Washington journalist Marguerite Kelly. Her 20-year career as a picture researcher, locating images to use in illustrated books, in exhibits for art, science and history museums and on US postage stamps was a contributing visual experience. She studied painting and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from American University. 

Sally Levie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Art History from the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Education from California State University at San Jose. In 2010 she completed a three year Certificate Program from the Washington Studio School. Levie served as Chairman of the Art Department at Blessed Sacrament School in Washington, D.C. for 22 years. She also taught at the Potomac School in McLean, VA, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Levie was named the Corcoran Gallery Art Teacher of the Year in 1999 and received a National Art Education and State Farm National Teacher Award in 1996. Her work has been exhibited at the University of California at San Diego; 222 Gallery, Leesburg, VA; Bethesda Community Center; Corcoran School of Art; The Washington Art League; Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Washington Studio School. Her paintings and drawings are held in private collections nationally.

Philippe Mougne was born in Paris, France, where he studied drawing and sculpture as well as interior design and decoration ant L’Ecole Boulle. In 1995, he relocated to Washington, D.C. where building materials inspired him to take up sculpture. He made his first pieces using discarded timber and sheet metal from construction sites. In 2013, Mougne became a member of the Studio Gallery in Dupont Circle, and the Washington Sculptors Group. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Washington, D.C. area, and he was twice selected to participate in the Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. 



Coloring All the Angles
January 7-31
Gallery hours: Wed. - Saturday., 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 6-9pm

January's exhibition will 
feature artists Fran Abrams, Bob Elliott and Eric Garner.

Fran Abrams (Rockville, MD) grew up in Montgomery County, leaving temporarily to earn bachelors and masters degrees at Miami University, Oxford, OH and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, respectively. She retired from her day job in 2010 after 41 years of public service in government and nonprofit agencies in Montgomery County. She then helped to found the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, MD, serving as manager from 2010-2012. Fran's work is shown regularly at Foundry Gallery in Washington, D.C. In addition, her work has been juried into numerous exhibits in the greater DC metropolitan area as well as outside the region. In May 2014, her piece titled "Warmth of the Fire" won Best in 2D Art in the International Polymer Clay Awards competition that included entries from artists around the world.

Bob Elliott (Bethesda, MD) is showed an interest in the arts from an early age, particularly drawing and painting, but was always interested in the ongoing application and use of computers. Elliott received his first formal training in art and photography at Rice University while pursuing his degrees in architecture. Following his studies at Rice, he moved to Chicago to practice architecture and worked on a number of significant design commissions under the direct supervision of internationally renowned architect, Helmut Jahn. In 1997, Elliott stopped practicing architecture to pursue a career in real estate in the United States and abroad. He moved back to Bethesda in 2002 and has been working in real estate development. His art has been seen and sold at a number of local shows over the last 10 years. In 2012, Elliott was selected as a Tunnel Vision: Art Under the Avenue artist.

Eric Garner (Bethesda MD) has been featured numerous times throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This is Garner’s third time returning to Gallery B. As a Bethesda Painting Award finalist, Garner’s work was featured at Gallery B in June 2012. His work showcases an interest in patterning and visual systems, with influences such as American quilts, Islamic arts and infrastructure design conventions. Garner holds a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science and Art degree in Studio Art and Engineering from Stanford University. He currently teaches drawing and painting at NOVA - Woodbridge, as well as at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD.